Thank you to Sultan’s saviour
I was pet-sitting Sultan, my father’s cat, while he was out of the country last year.
Unfortunately, on the first day, Sultan was accidentally let out and went missing. Sultan’s been an outdoor cat for all his 17 years, has several health problems including hyperthyroid and spinal stenosis, and he requires daily medication.
I was quite concerned, as I live about 11 kilometres from my father’s house and Sultan did not know the area. I put up posters, called the local radio station, put an add on Kijiji and visited the Winnipeg Humane Society, all to no avail.
Sultan had gone missing without a trace.
When my father finally arrived home six weeks later, I had to break the news to him that Sultan was gone. My father was heartbroken; Sultan was his best friend. At the age of 77, my father was unlikely to get another animal.
Three months later, I received a phone call saying that Sultan had been found, thanks to a microchip we had gotten for him almost 15 years ago.
We picked him up from a local animal hospital. Sultan was very malnourished and weak. We learned he was found trying to enter the Centen- nial Concert Hall during a concert.
I live in East Kildonan, and my father lives in the West End. Sultan had travelled seven kilometres in the right direction to reach the concert hall, and he must have crossed either the Louise Bridge or the Disraeli Bridge.
I want to thank the person who called the Humane Society to have Sultan picked up from the Centennial Concert Hall. This person may have saved Sultan’s life and certainly brought some happiness back to my father’s.